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May 9, 1990 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This may be one time that bad-boy Bart Simpson didn't deserve to get in trouble. In the wake of the controversy over a T-shirt on which the animated star of Fox Broadcasting's "The Simpsons" proclaims "Underachiever and proud of it, man" many teachers, academicians and experts on the effect of TV on young minds are recommending that the school officials who banned the shirt, not Bart, write 100 times on the blackboard "I was wrong."
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May 20, 1990 | Associated Press
In a case closely watched around California, a school district's ban on R-rated films, including such acclaimed movies as "Apocalypse Now" and "Rain Man," has been declared unconstitutional. The Contra Costa County Superior Court ruling Friday by Judge Richard Patsey stops the district from enforcing a 1986 policy that banned movies based solely on the Motion Picture Assn. of America's rating system. The San Ramon Valley Education Assn.
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NEWS
August 25, 1988 | CARL INGRAM, Times Staff Writer
The Senate Rules Committee Wednesday dealt a potentially fatal blow to an embattled anti-pornography bill but left the door open slightly for the reelection-conscious full Senate to produce an alternative anti-smut proposal before it adjourns next week. The bill was sent to another committee where it is expected to be gutted.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 1990 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This may be one time that bad-boy Bart Simpson didn't deserve to get in trouble. In the wake of the controversy over a T-shirt on which the animated star of Fox Broadcasting's "The Simpsons" proclaims "Underachiever and proud of it, man" many teachers, academicians and experts on the effect of TV on young minds are recommending that the school officials who banned the shirt, not Bart, write 100 times on the blackboard "I was wrong."
NEWS
August 18, 1989
"The Catcher in the Rye," J.D. Salinger's 1951 novel about a rebellious teen-ager, has been removed from a Kern County high school's reading list. Complaints from parents about profanity in the novel prompted The Muroc Joint Unified School District to remove the book from the list earlier this month, said board member F.O. Roe. The novel will remain in the libraries at the district's high schools. "We had such a horrible outcry from the community," said Roe.
NEWS
December 15, 1989 | VIRGINIA ELLIS and ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As the first step in a legal campaign to invalidate new textbook guidelines governing the teaching of evolution, conservative religious groups announced Thursday that they will challenge the procedures used to adopt the new policies. The Rev.
NEWS
October 7, 1989 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, Times Staff Writer
The school board of a tiny Northern California logging town has unanimously voted to continue requiring its second graders to read a Dr. Seuss book that two prominent local families charge is a thinly veiled attack on the timber industry.
NEWS
May 20, 1990 | Associated Press
In a case closely watched around California, a school district's ban on R-rated films, including such acclaimed movies as "Apocalypse Now" and "Rain Man," has been declared unconstitutional. The Contra Costa County Superior Court ruling Friday by Judge Richard Patsey stops the district from enforcing a 1986 policy that banned movies based solely on the Motion Picture Assn. of America's rating system. The San Ramon Valley Education Assn.
NEWS
January 15, 1989
A state appellate court opinion has restricted a Kern County school district's ability to ban two books from its curriculum and said the school board had no authority to ban the books if the decision was based on religious grounds.
NEWS
July 4, 1989 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
A state Court of Appeal on Monday struck down a novel municipal law banning newsrack sales of sexually explicit newspapers from residential neighborhoods. An ordinance adopted by the City of Alameda, apparently unique in the state, had sought to limit the location of such vending machines in the same way other communities have restricted adult theaters and bookstores offering material that is explicit but not legally obscene.
NEWS
December 15, 1989 | VIRGINIA ELLIS and ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As the first step in a legal campaign to invalidate new textbook guidelines governing the teaching of evolution, conservative religious groups announced Thursday that they will challenge the procedures used to adopt the new policies. The Rev.
NEWS
October 7, 1989 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, Times Staff Writer
The school board of a tiny Northern California logging town has unanimously voted to continue requiring its second graders to read a Dr. Seuss book that two prominent local families charge is a thinly veiled attack on the timber industry.
NEWS
August 18, 1989
"The Catcher in the Rye," J.D. Salinger's 1951 novel about a rebellious teen-ager, has been removed from a Kern County high school's reading list. Complaints from parents about profanity in the novel prompted The Muroc Joint Unified School District to remove the book from the list earlier this month, said board member F.O. Roe. The novel will remain in the libraries at the district's high schools. "We had such a horrible outcry from the community," said Roe.
NEWS
July 4, 1989 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
A state Court of Appeal on Monday struck down a novel municipal law banning newsrack sales of sexually explicit newspapers from residential neighborhoods. An ordinance adopted by the City of Alameda, apparently unique in the state, had sought to limit the location of such vending machines in the same way other communities have restricted adult theaters and bookstores offering material that is explicit but not legally obscene.
NEWS
January 15, 1989
A state appellate court opinion has restricted a Kern County school district's ability to ban two books from its curriculum and said the school board had no authority to ban the books if the decision was based on religious grounds.
NEWS
August 25, 1988 | CARL INGRAM, Times Staff Writer
The Senate Rules Committee Wednesday dealt a potentially fatal blow to an embattled anti-pornography bill but left the door open slightly for the reelection-conscious full Senate to produce an alternative anti-smut proposal before it adjourns next week. The bill was sent to another committee where it is expected to be gutted.
NEWS
August 29, 1991 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Novels, textbooks and other teaching aids in the country's public schools faced mounting challenges from parents and religious groups during the 1990-91 academic year, according to a study released Wednesday by a censorship watchdog group. California led the nation in the number of reported battles over school materials, which included works such as J.D.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1992 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Conservative Christian groups are stepping up their efforts to influence school board races in Orange County, lending active support to nearly two dozen candidates who they hope will bring about a political shift to the right in local education policy. The Pro-Family Coalition and Rev. Lou Sheldon's Traditional Values Coalition are circulating the names of 23 candidates who they say espouse conservative causes and are opposed to unrestricted abortion.
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